Coercive Interrogation Expert And Former Chief Of Police Brian Leslie Says Police Agencies Need To First Address Police Culture Before Real Change Can Begin
BUFFALO, N.Y., June 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Leslie, owner of Criminal Case Consultants Inc. ( coerciveinterrogationexpert.com ) and a nationally recognized coercive interrogation expert says identifying patterns of racial targeting, flawed investigations, excessive use of coercive interrogation techniques that force questionable confessions, coercive interview methods that use narrative integration to extract favorable witness statements, and faulty processes identifying suspects is unfortunately common in his profession.
Leslie has examined many felony cases in more than forty-five of the fifty states just in the last three years, providing forensic reports and testimony. Leslie says, “It is not a coincidence that ninety-four percent of my caseload is non-white, the majority being black or Hispanic.”
This pattern demonstrates how police culture going unchecked can create dangerous factions in police departments that ultimately affect the community. Police officers have a tough job to do, but this should never excuse destructive or criminal behavior for any reason. Having an understanding and relationship with a community allows officers to put a face on those they police, not a mask.
Many officers in police departments across America do take their oath seriously with pride and perform their sworn duties flawlessly. These officers work each day in their communities with no incidents and do make a difference. Most of these officers are seldomly in the media and maintain virtual anonymity but unfortunately wear a negative stain from those that fail their communities.
Change in the policing community can only begin when most officers take a stand against the negative police culture that manifests within their ranks. The first step to solving this problem is admitting there is one. Change cannot begin without the will of everyone involved.
With more instances of police misconduct circulating in the media each day, police organizations need to honestly re-evaluate management as well as identify those officers who are a potential liability and monitor their behavior much closer. This is only the first step in many. Real change will only come when good officers and supervisors on the front lines get the courage to speak out. Until then, they too are complicit.
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